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Love - Art of Living Retreat Center

What is Getting the Love You Want All About?

What is love? Love is a verb, not a noun. It does not exist independent of behavior. It is created or destroyed minute by minute by what we do. Love is an act that is accompanied by a feeling, but it is not a feeling itself. It is the behavioral commitment of one person to …

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Communication is Key

Women Can’t Hear What Men Won’t Say: Communication is Key

Falling in love is biologically natural; sustaining love is biologically unnatural.  Falling in Love fills the reservoir of love with appreciations. Soon, though, the reservoir is depleted by the three depleters of love: Criticisms Complaints (e.g., about the food at the restaurant your partner chose) Being taken for granted (“You don’t give me flowers anymore.”) …

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Turning Arguments into Conversations - the Art of Living Retreat Center

3 Keys to Turn a Potential Argument into a Conversation

You’ve been irritated by your partner’s actions for a while. You like to get to places on time and feel uneasy when you have to wait by yourself on the street because your partner is running late. Having a harmonious and loving relationship with your partner is important for you.  For the sake of that …

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Language is More than Words - The Art of Living Retreat Center

Language is More Than Words

Today we have an unprecedented ability to connect to other human beings via the Internet and other mediums and yet many of us are feeling lonely, isolated and dissatisfied with our human relationships. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people suffering from depression and/or anxiety has increased by nearly 50% in the …

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Tolerance - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Do You Know Your Tolerance Level?

If I asked you to pinpoint your tolerance level in a conversation would you be able to? Could you say that after fifteen minutes if you’re not feeling heard you get frustrated or start to shut down and get passive aggressive? Or if after expressing yourself for the tenth time without any changed outcome you …

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How to Deescalate Conflict - the Art of Living Retreat Center

How to Deescalate Conflict

Lots of people have asked me about how to deescalate people who are already escalated. Meaning, if you’re in a conversation and the other person starts to get defensive, lash out and raise their voice, what do you do? Compassion is the key It’s important to think about why the other person is resorting to …

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Creating the Relationship of Your Dreams - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Creating the Relationship of your Dreams

Most of us grew up with a fantasy dream relationship, of finding the “perfect person” and living “happily ever after.” But sometimes, real life is somewhat of a letdown. Life gets busy. The relationship feels stale or becomes highly conflicted. There are bills to pay, diapers to change, meals to cook and projects to complete. …

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Getting the Love You Want - the Art of Living Retreat Center

The Golden Rule for Lovers: These Behaviors Are Guaranteed to Improve Your Relationship

The time-honored golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” is a profound instruction for relationships in general. But in intimate partnerships, we need to take this admonishment a step further. Our golden rule for couples is: “Do unto others as they would have you do unto them.” Instead of …

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What Kind of Messenger Are You

What Kind of Messenger are You?

  We are all messengers Have you ever noticed that we are all messengers? Every one of us uses the word to form our opinions, to express our point of view. We are constantly using the word to deliver and receive messages to those around us and to ourselves. The question is: What kind of …

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After-Death Communication - Art of Living Retreat Center

In House: Jennifer Farmer on After-Death Communication

  The most frequent question I get is “Can I communicate with my deceased loved ones?” The answer is a solid YES. If you are open to the Spirit World, not only is it possible, it is likely that you will have a Spirit touch and visit from your loved ones.   Is after-death communication …

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